Hatching Monarch Butterfly

Here is a view of the Butterfly worm I found. It was attached to the back of a Milkpod leaf. I brought it home and it ate the leaves, then attached itself upside down on the container. A couple of days later it had a green cocoon around it. For three days it hung there. The next thing I see is it is all black. Then it slowly slides out of the cocoon, and it is a BEAUTIFUL MONARCH BUTTERFLY!

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I hope the pictures can explain the process better than I can.

By Mary from LeRoy, IL

August 8, 20070 found this helpful

That is so neat to watch them hatch. My grandchildren hatched lots of them last year and then turned the Monarch loose after they hatched.

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Wow! I'm impressed. It's almost like viewing the miracle of birth.

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Oh Mary, what a cool and exciting thing to share with us. Lucky you to witness this process.It seems to have happened so quickly too. Thank you for submitting such an interesting item. ~ Holly in Ga.

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Dear Mary...

OMG! Thank you so much for sharing, I will show this to my grandchildren.

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Wow, that's fantastic. I love butterflies and hope I get to watch this wonderful transformation someday. heading to a butterfly conversatory at end of month can't wait :0)

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August 9, 20070 found this helpful

Absolutely gorgeous....thank you for sharing this with us!

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A big thank you for sharing.

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What a treasure you caught in photographs! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us.

MaryAnn

(Cleveland OH)

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August 10, 20070 found this helpful

Each year I plant dill in my garden. Monarch catepillars love it and I regularly have several of them on it. With the destruction of the rainforests, I think it's so important to preserve these beautiful creatures, and a planting of dill seems like a small thing to do.

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August 10, 20070 found this helpful

Something beautiful like this makes me feel a little bit more closer to God.

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August 11, 20070 found this helpful

Absolutely beautiful!! I love butterflies and this one is gorgeous!!

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